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The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) is a law aimed at making the Canadian province of Ontario fully accessible by 2025. The act is a framework for standards to make the Canadian province accessible to all. The Act wants to create an Ontario of full participation. This means that every Ontario citizen has the …

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Reduce the risk of all input errors All users make mistakes when inputting data (for example, into forms and checkouts). Aim to prevent these errors occurring, but make it easy for users to correct errors as they occur. Users can make costly mistakes if they don't fully understand the implications of their actions or can’t rectify their …

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Don’t change elements on your website until users ask Some of your users find automatic changes hard to deal with. Unexpected actions can interrupt their concentration and prevent them from reaching their goals. Help your users by keeping them in control and avoiding elements on your website that change automatically. What to do To pass this guideline, you …

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Explain any abbreviations Some of your users need help understanding your content. Using abbreviations can cause confusion and prevent your users from understanding your website. Avoid using abbreviations where you can and explain them when you need to use them. Abbreviations (like Dr for Doctor) also include acronyms (NATO) and initialisms (FBI). What to do …

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Break up content with headings Adding section headings to all content will help your users understand your website. They are useful for users who have difficulty focusing or remembering where they are on a page, as well as users with a visual impairment, who may navigate by skipping between headings. You can help these users, and everyone …

Read more 2.4.10 – Section Headings (Level AAA)